Big East lunchtime links

  • The Sporting News has released its top 100 in college football. Pitt leads the Big East at No. 19, followed by West Virginia at 24 and UConn at 28.

  • Paul Tagliabue says the Big East is exploring its own TV network among its options.

  • The NCAA had reason to be sniffing around West Virginia this spring, Mike Casazza writes in the Charleston Daily Mail.

  • South Florida got a commitment from a safety.

  • Here's a Q&A with Cincinnati coach Butch Jones.

  • The Big East's future rests on football, which is ironic given the league's history, Bill Reynolds writes in the Providence Journal.